A simple project with 120v MIG wire feed (ATV trailer clevis tongue)

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Re-post because original thread went crazy off-topic (sorry).

This is a simple example of a project that shows welding that's well-within the capabilities of a 120 wire feed welder. The hitch would be used to tow a small trailer, or any item that uses the simple clevis-type hitch.

Here's an example of welding a trailer hitch for an ATV. Miller Multimatic 200 running on 120v from a pair of Honda EU2000i generators. Welder was 'preset' for 3/16" thickness. The angle iron is 3/16", the hitch sq. tube is 3/16", and the doubler below is 1/4" thick.

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   / A simple project with 120v MIG wire feed (ATV trailer clevis tongue) #2  
Sodo,

Any chance you will just let this be. Everyone has said the 120 v migs have their place. The basic discussion is making sure that new weldors understand the limitations. We are all very well aware of your position and your your belief that just about anything short of the space shuttle can be welded with one.
 
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Sorry Todd thats crazy talk. Any chance of letting a thread stay on-topic?
 
   / A simple project with 120v MIG wire feed (ATV trailer clevis tongue) #4  
Everyone has said the 120 v migs have their place.

That sure wasn't the way I read the thread. :laughing:

Sodo, I'll give you a thumbs up on that one. :thumbsup:
 
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Well I think this is a beautiful job of welding, especially if you are an amateur like I am...farm trained Xpert.

I am new to the MIG and even though most of what you read about running small powered units is on thin material, I too have welded some really thick stock and did a nice job if I don't mind saying so myself. I have a HF 151 and run a .030 wire. I can weld steel purlins with it or have been up to 1/4 to 1/4" mild steel joints. I didn't find them any more difficult than the purlins except it took more material to cover the joint so it took longer, but that was no biggie. The wire melted and flowed into the stock just fine.

Mark
 
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You still need to be concerned if you're getting enough penetration. That's why it's good to do some practice welds and test them.
 
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You still need to be concerned if you're getting enough penetration. That's why it's good to do some practice welds and test them.
Testing... if you can is always a good idea, whatever you are building that is structural. And I am not just talking about welding!
 
 
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